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"The best hotel near Fort Portal is Ndali Lodge…The place overlooks its own private crater lake, and is an immensely relaxing place in which to experience Uganda without being on constant safari.


Old copies of Horse and Hound lie around on tables; an elderly and dignified barman notes the drinks you have consumed in a battered pad; dinners are communal and lively"

— The Independent

"We watched the sun set from our cottage, the view stretching out past more crater lakes and on to the blue wall of the Ruwenzoris.


After one of the most delicious candle-lit dinners we've had in Uganda -- homemade bread, fresh salad and fish in coconut sauce -- followed by steaming hot baths, we felt rejuvenated and ready for our visit to nearby Kibale National Park."

— The New York Times

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"I am perched on the edge of lake Nyinambuga eating Shepherd’s pie to the sound of trumpets. Well, shepherds pie in Kasenda, one of the world’s densest concentrations of volcanic crater lakes, jolly well deserves trumpets.


It’s magnificent, pie and lake. Not precisely Scotland, or the last king, but reminiscent of loch and mountain...This is Anglo-African country house style, breezy and chintzy, open to the outdoors.


Ndali lodge has huge charm"

— Vanity Fair

"A thousand acre estate belonging to an Englishman, where coffee, bananas and vegetables are cultivated in the traditional African way.  Marmite on the breakfast table, a chintzy drawing room with backgammon and scrabble sets, copies of the spectator and dogs lying around. 


The eight cottages are delightful, with four-poster beds, large bathrooms and verandas with views, on clear mornings, of the snowcapped peaks of the Mountains of the Moon."

— Harper's Bazaar

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